noun, plural espressos.
a strong coffee prepared by forcing live steam under pressure, or boiling water, through ground dark-roast coffee beans.
a cup of this coffee.

1940–45; < Italian (caffè) espresso pressed (coffee) Unabridged
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espresso (ɛˈsprɛsəʊ)
n , pl -sos
1.  strong coffee made by forcing steam or boiling water through ground coffee beans
2.  an apparatus for making coffee in this way
[C20: Italian, short for caffè espresso, literally: pressed coffee]

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Word Origin & History

1945, from It. caffe espresso, from espresso "pressed out," from pp. of esprimere, from L. exprimere "press out" (see express).
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Example sentences
His solution was to create a pseudo-espresso of sorts by adding significantly less hot water to the pouch than was directed.
Bold, striking vanities and cabinets are shown in maple espresso.
For fun, top these airy coffee cookies with a single espresso bean.
For deep flavor, try this version made with espresso powder and dark chocolate.
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